German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she can't keep quiet "for the sake of peace" on concerns about the rule of law in Poland. The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party has gained considerable strength in the past year and could get 10% of the vote in the election on September 24.
"This is a very complicated phase of our relationship" with Turkey, Merkel said.
Merkel said those kind of "extraordinary situations happen every once in a while in a country's history".
"It's a good thought that would create more stability and show the world that we have all the mechanisms in our portfolio to react to unexpected situations", she said. Merkel's arbitrary suspension of the Dublin Regulation, in fact, started the migrant influx from the Middle East and North African countries that continues to this day.
Her Christian Democrats (CDU) now has a 13-per-cent-point electoral lead on their main challenger, the Social Democrats (SPD).
On the future of the EU, the German leader said she backed plans to turn the European Stability Mechanism crisis fund into a full-blown European Monetary Fund. That's even as Schulz spent last week escalating his political attacks against the chancellor, accusing her of avoiding tough debates.
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The festival is also celebrated in overseas like USA, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada and so on across the world. However, the latter pollutes the rivers and clogs water sources and contains harmful levels of mercury and cadmium.
He said Merkel had done too little to make other European Union states take in asylum seekers from Greece and Italy, but his main foreign policy gripe was her handling of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Angela Merkel says she wants to work more closely with Libya's government to curtail illegal migration from Africa to Europe.
[R] efugees should be distributed among the European Union member states in solidarity, she said.
She said: "We're a democracy and everyone can freely express themselves in public the way they want".
The volume and intensity of the protests have been especially strong in her home region in formerly communist eastern Germany. The Government claims it never put a numerical figure on the number it would accept through the "Dubs scheme" - which was championed by Labour peer Lord Dubs, himself a Jewish refugee to the United Kingdom from Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII.
As politically troublesome as the refugee issue has been for Merkel, her main opponent, Martin Schulz of the far-left Social Democratic Party, has been unable to take advantage.